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GLOBE Webinar | Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century

Thursday March 11, 2021, from 15:00 to 16:00
Research seminar

Augusto Lopez-Claros (World Bank)

Available in video:

Augusto Lopez-Claros (World Bank) joins the GLOBE Webinar Series to discuss his new book "Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century" (Cambridge 2020, co-authored). Following the presentation, a discussant will offer some reflections before a Q&A with the audience.

The GLOBE Webinar Series – The Future of Global Governance – presents the latest and most cutting-edge research in global governance and gives audience members the opportunity to directly engage with leading scholars in the field. Each webinar focuses on a significant new book that has potential to shape future thought on global governance, featuring a presentation by the author, an intervention from an expert discussant, and a Q&A session with the audience.

Participation is free and the webinar can be joined from anywhere in the world. Access the GLOBE Webinar Channel and check the featured videos for the previous webinars

About the book: Is there any hope for those who despair at the state of the world and the powerlessness of governments to find a way forward? Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century provides ambitious but reasonable proposals to give our globalized world the institutions of international governance necessary to address effectively the catastrophic risks facing humanity that are beyond national control. The solution, the authors suggest, is to extend to the international level the same principles of sensible governance that exist in well-governed national systems: rule of law, legislation in the common interest, an executive branch to implement such legislation, and courts to enforce it. The best protection is unified collective action, based on shared values and respect for diversity, to implement widely accepted international principles to advance universal human prosperity and well-being.

About the author: Augusto Lopez-Claros is an international economist with over 30 years of experience in international organizations, including as the Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank, Chief Economist and Director of the Global Competitiveness Program at the World Economic Forum, and a Resident Representative for the International Monetary Fund. He was also Senior Fellow at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and Professor of Economics at the University of Chile (Santiago). He has written extensively on a wide range of topics in his field, including European economic integration, determinants of competitiveness, reform issues in transition economies, economic dimensions of gender inequality, and others.

Moderator: Kari Otteburn (KU Leuven)